Cyber Beat Daily: Swartz Prosecutors Receive Threats + The Day's Top Tech Stories

The day’s top stories in social media and technology for 4/3 include: Aaron Swartz prosecutors are receiving graphic threats and one has had his Facebook hacked,
Embassy Cairo shuts down its Twitter feed after Muslim Brotherhood spat, a Facebook group is reuniting lost items with Sandy survivors, Sean “Diddy” Combs SWATted, a popular crime watchdog in Mexico has gone dark on Twitter, new hacking victims include Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga and others, is Anonymous meddling in North Korea?, a technical breakdown on how invoking the fifth amendment affects Prenda Law, National Coalition Against Censorship free expression contest theme is Video Game Censorship, California is setting new energy efficiency standards that include video games, and jumping off the end of BioShock Infinite’s world (video).


Read below for these stories and more.

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Threats include a graphic postcard featuring the target’s head in a guillotine and a Guy Fawkes mask in the corner.

Aaron Swartz’s Prosecutors Are Getting Creepy Threats

Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.

This comes in the wake of recent Egyptian TV satirist’s courthouse tweets. [note: as of last check, the account appeared to be back online]

Embassy Cairo shuts down Twitter feed after Muslim Brotherhood spat


A productive and frequently heartwarming use of social media.

Facebook group reunites lost items with Sandy survivors

Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.

And the swattings continue…

Diddy Latest Victim Of Celebrity ‘Swatting’ Prank


A popular crime watchdog in Mexico who had a $46,000 cartel bounty on his head has gone dark.

Cartel Watchdog Disappears From Social Media After Death Threats


“Social security numbers, credit scores, phone numbers, mortgage payments, addresses and other private information stolen by the thieves appeared this week on a website which the FBI is now investigating.” Other new victims include Robert De Niro, Dennis Rodman and NRA advocate Wayne LaPierre.

Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga Join the Growing List of Celebrity Hacking Victims


It appears so.  Because yeah, that’ll solve everything.

Is Anonymous meddling in the North Korea standoff?

Law and Order.

An excellent technical read on some of the impacts of Tuesday’s court hearing in the Prenda copyright trolls case.

Pleading The Fifth Amendment And Adverse Inferences In Civil Litigation


Given the recent assault on video games, this is probably a good thing.

NCAC’s [National Coalition Against Censorship] Youth Free Expression Film Contest theme is Video Game Censorship


Of course they are.

California Crafting New Energy Efficiency Standards that Include Video Games


Jumping Off The End Of BioShock Infinite’s World Is A Beautiful Thing